Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences

This programme was introduced in 1983 to identify and encourage promising young scientists. The programme was assessed for its impact by a committee constituted by the Council in 2018. Based on the recommendations of this committee the programme was restructured to provide opportunity to young scientists from diverse institutions and backgrounds to pursue scientific excellence. As per the revised guidelines:

  1. The upper age limit is 38 years.
  2. The Associateship is tenable for a minimum period of 3 years or a maximum period of 6 years.
  3. The extended tenure of Associateship is applicable for candidates selected from 2019 onwards.
  4. Associates are expected to contribute to the Academy’s activities:
  1. Associates will be encouraged to attend meetings of the Academy.
  2. Receive free print editions of two Academy journals of their choice.
  3. Organize Lecture Workshops, Refresher Courses and mentor students/teachers selected under the Summer Research Fellowship Programme.
  4. Help in publications as authors and reviewers.
  5. Participate in editorial activities of the Academy journals.

For the year 2019, candidates born after 31.12.1980 are eligible to be nominated by Fellows of the Academy. The total number of Associates is limited to 100 (present strength is 67).

With a view of expanding the scope of the Associateship programme starting from 2017, nominations are being solicited from the Heads of institutions of national importance such as IITs, NITs, IISERs, CSIR laboratories, Central University departments (limited to pure and applied sciences including engineering). For the year 2019 the last date of receipt of nominations is 30 April.

Candidates pursuing rese arch in India are eligible to be nominated.

The nomination should include one set:

  1. Nomination form with original signature.
  2. Summary of the scientific contributions.
  3. Nominee’s biodata and a complete list of publications
  4. Reprints of the five most important papers published by the nominee in his/her independent career.

The validity of a nomination is one year.

The primary criteria of selection is proven independent research activity. For this purpose, independent work carried out prior to the securing of a formal position may also considered.

Choose from the following to retrieve corresponding list of profiles of Associates, or use the search form below to retrieve profiles from list of present Associates. Search may be performed by name or part of name of Associate, place of work of Associate, and year of selection.


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